How To Install AMDGPU-PRO On Ubuntu 16.04 (Guide)

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A quick tutorial video for installing the AMD proprietary driver on Ubuntu 16.04.

Recommended that you watch the video in at least 720p for clarity of text. I have included English subtitles to assist you, just enable it in CC.

This video is meant for beginners who have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 on their computers or are currently running the open source drivers and want to use the proprietary driver for their AMD card.

1. Make sure you have an Internet…


  1. it looks like you're getting errors in your UI, the package is installed as you check with the package manager, but the drivers are not getting used by Ubuntu (you need to confirm that with the X server). If you follow the error messages closely you will see that X windows is actually defaulting to software rendering.

  2. How can i get amdgpu and radeon working together?
    the mesa drivers also seems to be 3x faster , but I want to use opencl
    with out this error
    amdgpu_device_initialize: DRM version is 2.50.0 but this driver is only compatible with 3.x.x.
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)
    which i get if radeon is not blacklisted

    aio@aio:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3 | grep 'in use'
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
    aio@aio:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3 | grep 'in use' | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D'
    aio@aio:~$ lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D'
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7660D]
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7660D]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii PRO [Radeon R9 290]
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii PRO [Radeon R9 290]
    Kernel driver in use: amdgpu

  3. I have installed and tried this on most flavors of Ubuntu 16.04 and followed the instructions for the 17.10 driver perfectly and i only get a black screen upon reboot! I have a rx580 with a Z170 gigabyte board and a 6100 i3. Next i will try to remove the graphics card and first install drivers and then plugging it in and see if that can help, but i doubt it! I need hdmi sound to use this computer as a mediaplayer. I will most probably return this card and get a Nvidia card as those drivers works really well and are very easy to install on any ubuntu. Amd driver support is truly bad. I read so much good about the open source driver and when i finally get a card i figure out that hdmi sound doesn't work out of the box. I prefer amd because of open source drivers but if it doesnt work it doesnt. After a day of trying to get this to work i am about done!

  4. Again R7 370 is not supported !!! After installation : fucking black screen, and no calculation possible within cli. AMD, where are you ? What are you doing ! I've just bought 2 of these for GPU Computing ! 270 € !!!

  5. Erm…I get the boot grub on startup and when I enter Ubuntu it shows a screen telling me that low graphics mode is turned on. When I continue, I'm just stuck on a black screen with some pointless text.

  6. IF you install this (Linux) and get a black screen or forced into a login loop. Uninstall the amdgpu-pro and then reinstall it with "./amdgpu-pro-install –compute" without quotes. You can get into terminal even if in black screen by cntrl+alt+F2 Good luck

  7. i am using switchable graphic cards and my amd catalyst driver. i did what you just did and it makes me logout and i couldnt login again help please. i want to use full power of my swtichable graphics card

  8. Guys please, after starting i cant get into my account(guest to), when i try to write pass,comming black screen and this message(dev/sda8 clean 00000filex/00000blocks) and then it comes back to lock screen

  9. I have AMD Radeon R7 M460 and even though i wrote the command, it did not show anything related to AMD. Also when i tried hardinfo it showed me that my graphic card is Radeon R7 260M series…… Can someone pls help me ?

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